UNHCR’s representative to Lebanon talks to Foreign Policy about the worsening refugee crisis that threatens to stretch the country to a breaking point.
From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?
Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?
The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.
How South Africa's post-apartheid government tried to do away with the territorial legacy of racial segregation.
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
The ICC’s docket points to a serious problem -- but not the one that African leaders are complaining about.
Why America can no longer afford to outsource the war on al-Shabab.
The untold story of al-Shabab's murderous attack on the U.N. in Mogadishu.
India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks to Foreign Policy about corruption, press freedom, and developing her nation as a petropower.
Why al-Shabab's Westgate massacre is just the tip of the iceberg for an Africa on the edge of dysfunction.
The World Economic Forum's big report isn't all it's cracked up to be.
One major social media service isn't keeping up with its peers in dealing with designated terrorists.
International election monitors are devaluing their verdicts for political reasons. It's time to stop.
From Nairobi to Timbuktu, the new terrorist battleground is in Africa.
As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.
After decades of civil war, Somalia is awash in mental illness and without a single trained psychiatrist. That the folk cure for PTSD involves being locked in a room with a hyena isn't helping.
We've already tried breaking up the DRC -- and more than 1 million people died.
Cowboys Stadium uses more electricity than the entire country of Liberia. But African leaders, together with the White House and U.S. Congress, are working to end the scourge of energy poverty.
Praising Zimbabwe's slightly-less-fraudulent election is like congratulating Anthony Weiner for sending photographs of his genitals to fewer women this year.
Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.